COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19 information – what to expect when you have COVID-19 – by the Australian Government Department of Health
Coronavirus COVID-19 information – Getting tested for COVID-19 – by the Australian Government Department of Health
Message from the Australian Government, Canberra.

Did you know the COVID-19 test is available for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident?

This includes people without a Medicare card, overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers and asylum seekers.

If you are unwell with cold or flu like symptoms get a COVID-19 test. The test results will not affect your visa status.

To find a free testing clinic near you, call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services call 131 450.

Translated audio recordings of this message can be found at:

For the most up to date information and resources about coronavirus please visit

Tasmanian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice:

Translated resources

Australian Government Department of Health website:

SBS has launched a multilingual online portal to provide information on the COVID-19 outbreak for Australia’s diverse communities.  The portal provides the latest news on the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia, as well as features explaining government policy and health advice in 63 languages.

In-language and easy English resources have been gathered and created by the Phoenix Centre to help promote positive wellbeing behaviours, throughout COVID-19 and beyond.

Here are some ideas for local services where you can access fresh food and material support:

Food Resources Near You – Northern Tasmania

Here are some ideas for local services where you can access fresh food and material support:

Food Resources Near You – Greater Hobart

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website has information in 62 languages in a drop down menu, which summarises all the main messages (restrictions on movement, good hygiene, symptoms of the disease, help for workers, etc).

Translated information about Citizenship can be found here:

Migration Council Australia (MCA) has developed a Government sponsored multilingual resource for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19, its impact and available support.

With the MyAusCovid-19 app you can:
– Browse articles to find out more about COVID-19, tips for prevention, caring for individuals and community, information on government response, and access to health care, financial assistance and support
– Search for topics or points of interest
– View short animations with helpful summaries of specific topics
– Find useful tips and contacts to help you adjust during COVID-19

The Humans Like Us website has a digital library of handwashing videos, posters especially for children (preschool, primary school, high school), and information in pictures (accessible to everyone, no matter what their level of literacy), featuring over 30 languages compiled by region:

Languages from Africa: Swahili/Kiswahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Dinka, Nuer, Lingala, Somali, Amharic, Oromo/Afaan Oromoo, Tigringya.

Languages from the Middle East: Arabic, Hazaragi, Assyrian, Kurdish Kurmanji, Kurdish Sorani, Dari, Pashto, Farsi/Persian.

Languages from Asia: Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Tibetan, Hmong, Chin Hakka/Hakha, Chin Falam, Zomi/Zou, Karen, Karenni, Rohingya, Burmese, Nepali/Napali.

COVID-19 related information presented in easy English, developed by Access Easy English.